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In our annual Preview report, Covid is the constant, but our staff also examines secondary trends that will shape our future. Cruising is approaching the expiration of the Conditional Sailing Order. Airlines plan to accelerate touchless technology. Hotels will be grappling with a labor shortage. And behind it all, travel sellers are staying the course, working hard to keep their clients inspired to travel.

Plus, editor in chief Arnie Weissmann interviews with four key travel executives on their expectations for 2022.

Travel Weekly's Preview 2022

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Preview 2022: Covid persists
With our first full year of the Covid pandemic now under our belts, we turn our attention to -- another year with the pandemic.
Executive view: An introduction
Editor in chief Arnie Weissmann interviewed four top industry executives to get a sense of what they expect in the year ahead.
Executive view for 2022: Stephanie Linnartz of Marriott International
Executive view for 2022: Stephanie Linnartz of Marriott International
"In our largest market, the U.S., demand has been strong and the recovery is looking quite good," said Marriott International's president.
Executive view for 2022: Orlando Ashford of Azamara
Executive view for 2022: Orlando Ashford of Azamara
"We have to get more answers, but throughout all this, we've seen consumer strength and a strong desire to cruise."
Executive view 2022: Becky Powell, Global Travel Collection
Executive view 2022: Becky Powell, Global Travel Collection
"Europe is going to be just unbelievably strong -- as long as the rules don't keep changing. Actually, even if they are changing," Powell said.
Executive view 2022: Peter Kern of Expedia Group
Executive view 2022: Peter Kern of Expedia Group
"I think the summer of '22 will probably be the biggest travel summer of all time, even with some countries constrained," said Expedia Group's CEO.
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Preview 2022: Airlines
The industry expects continued strides toward recovery, though further pandemic-related turbulence is likely.
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Preview 2022: Cruise
In 2021, cruise companies' goal was to get ships back in the water. Their major goal in 2022 is to make money again.
Preview 2022: Travel agencies
While 2022 looks to be a better overall year for the trade -- especially its latter half -- there will still be ups and downs.
Preview 2022: Travel policy
ASTA will continue to focus on economic relief for travel agencies.
Preview 2022: Hotels
As the hotel industry looks ahead, it can take comfort in the robust leisure travel rebound.
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Preview 2022: River cruising
River cruise lines are finding that going into the third year of the pandemic, passengers' wanderlust has surged.
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Preview 2022: Tours
Consumer demand is strong. But will the places travelers want to visit let them in?
Reality check: Our new travel future
Reality check: Our new travel future
Columnist Richard Turen's predictions about the changes, improvements and challenges we will be facing next year and beyond.

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